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As if the major economic crisis generated by the corona virus pandemic was not enough, France is also confronted with the major disruptions of its industrial equipment. To cope with what is appearing as a decline, it is risen the necessity of a re-industrialization and of re-localizations. The State is called to help to reverse the trend but it has not, it is the least which can be said, skimped on the means for ten years to try to remedy to it through tax cuts and reductions of social charges. The degradation observed today is revealing the failure of these ...
Almost a year ago, in the middle of the corona virus pandemic, oil price on the American market became briefly negative. In reality, it was a quotation on future markets but that was showing the gap between the too much abundant supply and a weak demand. Stocking capacities were saturated and so buyers were ready to pay in order they were allowed to renouncing to take the deliveries of the black gold they acquired some months before at the agreed date. That unprecedented situation was frequently interpreted as the first signal of the decline of that raw material until then ...
The sanitary crisis bill is not ceasing to get heavier. Growth numbers related to the 2020 4th quarter which will be published next week would register a less important rebound than previously expected. The prospect of new constraining measures until vaccination has put an end to the pandemic would still weight on growth in 2021. To cope with that situation, the French State has initiated a double action. It has instituted measures intended to enterprises whose activity has been hurt: guaranteed loans, taking into charge of employees part-time unemployment benefits. It has also launched a rebound plan to support ...
The covid-19 pandemic and the impacts of the virus mutation have heavily affected the world economy. But they have not been the only ones to constitute a threat. The tensions between the two biggest economic powers, the United States and China, to the point it has been said there was a new “cold war”, have worried and the questions we can rightfully ask about the intentions of the new American president are still there. His predecessor had wanted to affirm his desire for power. In his slogan “America first” there was both the priority given to the satisfaction of American ...
Le nouvel Etat-stratège
Le dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.
Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements.
Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.
En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.
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As if the major economic crisis generated by the corona virus pandemic was not enough, France is also confronted with the major disruptions of its industrial equipment. To cope with what is appearing as a decline, it is risen the necessity of a re-industrialization and of re-localizations. The State is called to help to reverse the trend but it has ...